Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #921  
Old 06.07.2015, 18:12
Mélusine's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lutry
Posts: 3,383
Groaned at 30 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 4,384 Times in 1,858 Posts
Mélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
It is officially hot. I am wearing a dress.

First time I've had my legs out in a long time!
In my case, I'm wearing a short dress, stopping mid-thigh I normally hate showing my legs
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Mélusine for this useful post:
  #922  
Old 06.07.2015, 18:20
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 4,372
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,887 Times in 2,674 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
In my case, I'm wearing a short dress, stopping mid-thigh I normally hate showing my legs
I'm not so brave, mine's a floaty one with a wrap over, only shows a little bit of thigh if there's a sudden gust of wind or if I cross my legs when I sit down.

Tom, you should try it, it's very liberating.
Reply With Quote
  #923  
Old 06.07.2015, 18:28
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 10,053
Groaned at 267 Times in 211 Posts
Thanked 14,167 Times in 5,749 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post

Tom, you should try it, it's very liberating.
It's not really my thing. I'll leave that to some of the other blokes on here.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Tom1234 for this useful post:
  #924  
Old 06.07.2015, 18:32
TheSpouse's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 1,381
Groaned at 20 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 2,179 Times in 706 Posts
TheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

I am wearing Daisy Dukes and a wife-beater and I am 53. Don't try to picture it because then you cannot un-picture it.
Reply With Quote
The following 7 users would like to thank TheSpouse for this useful post:
  #925  
Old 06.07.2015, 20:04
Pixie B's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: SZ
Posts: 941
Groaned at 11 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 729 Times in 302 Posts
Blog Entries: 23
Pixie B has a reputation beyond reputePixie B has a reputation beyond reputePixie B has a reputation beyond reputePixie B has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
In my case, I'm wearing a short dress, stopping mid-thigh I normally hate showing my legs
Quote:
View Post
I'm not so brave, mine's a floaty one with a wrap over, only shows a little bit of thigh if there's a sudden gust of wind or if I cross my legs when I sit down.

Tom, you should try it, it's very liberating.
Quote:
View Post
I am wearing Daisy Dukes and a wife-beater and I am 53. Don't try to picture it because then you cannot un-picture it.
I've been in hotpants since June! with various vests and tees, all of which are usually stuck on to my skin haha. I bathe or shower twice a day now. I hate being clammy! (sorry, tmi, gross!)
Reply With Quote
  #926  
Old 06.07.2015, 20:28
TheSpouse's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 1,381
Groaned at 20 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 2,179 Times in 706 Posts
TheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

I have neither blow-dried my hair nor flat-ironed it for ten days now, due to multiple, multiple showers. My husband of 29 years looked at me yesterday and said, "Um, what's going on with your hair?"
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank TheSpouse for this useful post:
  #927  
Old 07.07.2015, 00:23
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 19,355
Groaned at 368 Times in 275 Posts
Thanked 22,366 Times in 10,062 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Been so hot here inb Leukerbad- but much better yesterday after 2 rainstorms. Not too bad in Saas-Fee for our visit today- but boiuling here since our return to Leukerbad, and not a puff of wind! Will have to leave all windows opened to try and get through drought. Off to Faffleralp tomorrow, hopefully a bit cooler.
Reply With Quote
  #928  
Old 07.07.2015, 09:04
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,975
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 1,978 Times in 805 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Been so hot here inb Leukerbad- but much better yesterday after 2 rainstorms. Not too bad in Saas-Fee for our visit today- but boiuling here since our return to Leukerbad, and not a puff of wind! Will have to leave all windows opened to try and get through drought. Off to Faffleralp tomorrow, hopefully a bit cooler.


Oh, we missed each other in Saas-Fee by a couple of days! You could have heard me yodel! Must have been very quiet there now that all the yodellers, Fahnschwinger and Alpine Horn players have gone.
Reply With Quote
  #929  
Old 07.07.2015, 11:03
Patsycat's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,994
Groaned at 47 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 2,352 Times in 978 Posts
Patsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
In my case, I'm wearing a short dress, stopping mid-thigh I normally hate showing my legs
Me too, and my legs seem to be taking ages to tan!! My arms and shoulders are golden, but my limbs are still rather white. Apart from the tops of my feet!!
Reply With Quote
  #930  
Old 07.07.2015, 11:06
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,495
Groaned at 169 Times in 134 Posts
Thanked 9,629 Times in 5,501 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Mowed the lawn this morning before the predicted thunderstorms arrive tonight.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post:
  #931  
Old 07.07.2015, 12:02
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 902
Groaned at 91 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 285 Times in 187 Posts
JakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthy
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
A storm went over us at 3am, I was restless and awake because it was too hot so I went outside to watch the storm for a bit. It wasn't the biggest/longest storm I've seen but it's the closest I think I've ever been to a lightning bolt. I love storms but this one bolt terrified me I was shaking! It happened around 3.10, maybe 3.15 it must have been soooo close, it set an alarm off and woke our computer up from sleep mode!!! I'd wager it was no further than 400m away maybe even closer. The light was blinding and there was no sound delay, and the sound didn't sound like the usual boom or crack or rumble it sounded like a bang, like a bomb went off! It even "felt" close. It was old testament af! Told my family in the morning who'd slept through it and put it on fb but nobody really cares, so I'm telling it on this thread haha!
If there was very little or none sound delay then the bolt either struck your building or no further than 50-100m. Each 380m of distance in humid air adds a second of delay between flash and thunder Also, a thunder from up-close sounds like a poping baloon only magnified 1000 times. In case of multiple consecutive strikes in one point the sound will reverberate and then you might hear an echo from the local buildings. But if it activated the alarms in cars and caused short break in electricity supply, then it was your house which has been struck and the safety system preventing damages to equipment kicked in. Lucky it didn't fry your computer or TV

Quote:
View Post
Been so hot here inb Leukerbad- but much better yesterday after 2 rainstorms. Not too bad in Saas-Fee for our visit today- but boiuling here since our return to Leukerbad, and not a puff of wind! Will have to leave all windows opened to try and get through drought. Off to Faffleralp tomorrow, hopefully a bit cooler.
I thought you are from Jura

Last edited by JakubB; 07.07.2015 at 12:19.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JakubB for this useful post:
  #932  
Old 07.07.2015, 15:01
vuachère's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Vaud
Posts: 548
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 334 Times in 188 Posts
vuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of many
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
If there was very little or none sound delay then the bolt either struck your building or no further than 50-100m. Each 380m of distance in humid air adds a second of delay between flash and thunder Also, a thunder from up-close sounds like a poping baloon only magnified 1000 times. In case of multiple consecutive strikes in one point the sound will reverberate and then you might hear an echo from the local buildings.
What if all you see and hear (kind of simultaneously) is a blinding light and a short duration sound that is like a high intensity spark? This happened last year and there were no accompanying rumblings.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank vuachère for this useful post:
  #933  
Old 07.07.2015, 15:26
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 902
Groaned at 91 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 285 Times in 187 Posts
JakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthy
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
What if all you see and hear (kind of simultaneously) is a blinding light and a short duration sound that is like a high intensity spark? This happened last year and there were no accompanying rumblings.
If you can still stand and hear and see, then you HAVEN'T been struck by lightning If you are indoor, then the building (or object nearby) has been hit. No biggie
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JakubB for this useful post:
  #934  
Old 07.07.2015, 16:09
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,057
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 1,236 Times in 548 Posts
neddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputation
Re: Weather!

Not looking forward to this evening. The wind has whipped up here already in the Geneva countryside. Been out to make sure everything's put away. Washing only took 2 hours to dry! Brought it all in before my knickers end up in nextdoors garden.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank neddy for this useful post:
  #935  
Old 07.07.2015, 16:26
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 902
Groaned at 91 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 285 Times in 187 Posts
JakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthy
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Not looking forward to this evening. The wind has whipped up here already in the Geneva countryside. Been out to make sure everything's put away. Washing only took 2 hours to dry! Brought it all in before my knickers end up in nextdoors garden.
Lightning storms are exciting!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JakubB for this useful post:
  #936  
Old 07.07.2015, 16:27
Mélusine's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lutry
Posts: 3,383
Groaned at 30 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 4,384 Times in 1,858 Posts
Mélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Not looking forward to this evening. The wind has whipped up here already in the Geneva countryside. Been out to make sure everything's put away. Washing only took 2 hours to dry! Brought it all in before my knickers end up in nextdoors garden.
I desperately want the storm to come...

We had a sleepless night because the baby was too hot to sleep and was feeling miserable. The two older ones are irascible and fight constantly. The fact the heat makes me short tempered certainly doesn't help
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Mélusine for this useful post:
  #937  
Old 07.07.2015, 16:34
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 4,372
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,887 Times in 2,674 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Me too, and my legs seem to be taking ages to tan!! My arms and shoulders are golden, but my limbs are still rather white. Apart from the tops of my feet!!
My freckles are doing well

My legs are still lily white. Oh the joys of being a red head.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank hannah'sauntie for this useful post:
  #938  
Old 07.07.2015, 18:11
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Terre Sainte Vaud
Posts: 169
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 146 Times in 73 Posts
Just_A_Mutt has earned some respectJust_A_Mutt has earned some respect
Re: Weather!

The wind is really kicking up in the area and I can hear distant rumbles.
From down here it looks like maybe they are getting a good deal of rain up at St. Cergue as it is dark, gray and hard to see the dome.
PLEASE let the rain and cooler temps come down the mountain to our area! Please?!?!?!

Edit: 5 minutes passed from me seeing the weather to coming down to the basement/computer to type- went back up to the top floor and now I can see the dome fine and the dark gray has moved on. No rain for my garden today?

Last edited by Just_A_Mutt; 07.07.2015 at 18:14. Reason: change in information....
Reply With Quote
  #939  
Old 07.07.2015, 18:15
Erazor's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Lausanne / Italy
Posts: 39
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts
Erazor has no particular reputation at present
Re: Weather!

Finally, something is approaching
My first Swiss thunderstorm!
The radar looks promising too
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Erazor for this useful post:
  #940  
Old 07.07.2015, 18:34
Twinklestar's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Emmental
Posts: 223
Groaned at 6 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 311 Times in 129 Posts
Twinklestar has an excellent reputationTwinklestar has an excellent reputationTwinklestar has an excellent reputationTwinklestar has an excellent reputation
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
This morning when we got up, we noticed the neighbors had moved their bed out on to the balcony overnight. Seems like not such a bad idea tonight!
To save me camping out on the balcony at night these days ( besides not having enough room) I have stowed a couple of hot water bottles filled with cold water in the fridge. Bed time, i can place them on my feet or wherever needed, but especialliy I find under my shoulders and neck area help me to reach the land of nod with no fretting, that together with just a plain cotton sheet on top that I can pull on or push off as I like.
Keep cool till after school y'all, it will be over soon and then we will probably be moaning about the cold again.

Last edited by Twinklestar; 07.07.2015 at 19:10.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Twinklestar for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weather GarryBasel Daily life 22 14.01.2013 13:56
North Yorkshire weather vs. Zurich area weather jmmf2012 Daily life 5 05.01.2013 19:07
Weather Forecasting jerallie Daily life 1 10.08.2011 22:12
Weather Sutter Complaints corner 733 19.10.2009 00:44
Fall weather... Peg A Daily life 0 29.08.2009 23:29


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0